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Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is another man’s Poison

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  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Tom Beard,

    Then this should reach it quickly.

    Made it to the 1 minute mark

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4460 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    I also hate the Bee Gees

    But this does it for me

    Particularly the over 9 minute version on "Here at Last Live". The rest of the Album with the exception of "Jive Talking" is cringe inducing

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1224 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Speaking of original movements, I think Bruce Russell makes a pretty convincing case with the selection and notes for Time to Go -- The Southern Psychedelic Movement: 1981-86, freshly out on Flying Nun.

    It ranges from the well-known (the Chills) to the totally obscure (The Shallows). I love it to bits just for including the Playthings' 'Sit Down'.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • RaggedJoe,

    I really can't bring myself to HATE any music, some I dont really like, but it could not be called hate. The most effective torture for me would be no music.

    However a discussion of ZM / Barry Jenkins (late to the party I know) cannot be had without this tune, which I recorded from the radio (on a C90 cassette probably) night after night until he payed and did not talk over it. It is short enough without having to skip bits.

    [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlW7K9Stfrk]

    TheOnly Ones - Another Planet

    City of Sales • Since Sep 2008 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to DexterX,

    I also hate the Bee Gees

    Some of the pre-disco psychedelia is actually rather fine.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Speaking of original movements, I think Bruce Russell makes a pretty convincing case with the selection and notes for Time to Go -- The Southern Psychedelic Movement: 1981-86, freshly out on Flying Nun

    Given the difficulty of procuring hallucenogenics in the early 1980s in the south Island, I suggest rebranding this as "Time to Spew -- the Fairhall river Claret box set".

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Hebe,

    Given the difficulty of procuring hallucenogenics in the early 1980s in the south Island, I suggest rebranding this as "Time to Spew -- the Fairhall river Claret box set".

    Ha - brilliant!

    At some stage I found myself in possession of a reel of Super 8 which documented a road trip taken by Chris Knox, Doug Hood and couple of others north to see Elton John at Western Springs in 1974. It was called something like Nowhere Goes North (Nowhere being the name of the Combi they used). I have no idea where I got it from, but we all tended to leave things all over Auckland in the late 1970s and I suspect I may have been given it when Toy Love went to Oz.

    It was - I assure you - very chemical.

    I returned it to Chris, along with box of pre-Tally Ho Clean demos that I'd also acquired somehow, in the late 1990s.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Will de Cleene, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Worked out very well for him!

    And good on him. Still, great sadness ensued when RWP ended, as well as the custom of playing random music clips between TV programs when they were ahead of schedule.

    Raumati • Since Jul 2011 • 107 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    At some stage I found myself in possession of a reel of Super 8 which documented a road trip taken by Chris Knox, Doug Hood and couple of others north to see Elton John at Western Springs in 1974. It was called something like Nowhere Goes North (Nowhere being the name of the Combi they used).

    I have heard of this work. But Chris told me it was called 'Nothing'.

    And yes, some members of the touring party may have consumed large quantities of LSD in the course of the journey.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Russell Brown,

    But Chris told me it was called 'Nothing'

    You may well be right. It's an hilarious, heavily disjointed piece of film, which I guess is deep in the Knox archives now.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Russell Brown,

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    You may well be right. It's an hilarious, heavily disjointed piece of film, which I guess is deep in the Knox archives now.

    Actually, we're probably both right. On reflection, I think 'Nothing' was the name of the contemporaneous road journal Chris kept.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    I'm so tempted to post music that I know everybody will hate. I am.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Hairstyles and attitudes

    Time for some classic Chris Knox?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    you have more? :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Russell Brown,

    That's a great song. Although for years I thought it was written by, um, Jon English.

    Me too. I really loved his version.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2935 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Bloody disco bloody land.

    How I wish that was a real place…

    It is in all of our hearts.

    Obligatory posting of The Middleman’s inspirational monologue from Mr Whit Stillman’s sublime The Last Days of Disco

    And, apropos of absolutely nothing, I’d probably have more of a social life if more live gigs were like this:

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    It's OK to post new music here, is it? :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    I'm so tempted to post music that I know everybody will hate.

    Ok, I'll start.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to JacksonP,

    Ok, I'll start.

    I know some people have special feelings about Tears for Fears' 'Shout'. But it is horrid.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Toby,

    Red Hot Chili Peppers. You know what I mean?

    pt chev • Since Mar 2011 • 27 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I know some people have special feelings about Tears for Fears' 'Shout'. But it is horrid.

    Not as horrid as 'Head Over Heels', which just adds that pinch of extra awfulness to Donnie Darko (which really really doesn't need it):

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard, in reply to JacksonP,

    Actually, I always loved the instrumental breakdown at about 2:37-3:16.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    You’ll also all be pleased to know that S Club 7 are making a comeback.

    ETA: 'Maybe another place, another time, another decade. See you later daddio!'

    It's almost prophetic.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I know some people have special feelings about Tears for Fears' 'Shout'. But it is horrid.

    No argument here.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

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